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  1. Substance should always trump style

    Posted Jan 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... However, it is unlikely to grant him medical parole soon, as his family and supporters hope, because his political value is low. It is Beijing's practice to release dissidents to secure economic or political benefits in talks with foreign countries. But Beijing sees that the west is not concerned over Ching's case. HUNG KIT-SUM, Tuen Mun Ban wild-bird exports The EU has ...

  2. University challenge

    Posted Jan 16th 2004, 12:00am by B.J. Lee

    ... of the inadequate education they have received. Professors often neglect their research and lecture duties and instead indulge in school politics or seek government or corporate jobs. None of South ...

  3. Hu protege shows he's got what it takes

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... political will was certainly not enough. Tackling slums is a costly business and private property developers were reluctant to pour money into such a notorious sinkhole. For a rust-belt province ... hearts and an increase in the party secretary's political capital, analysts said. Despite being touted as one of the leading contenders to succeed Mr Hu in 2012, the 51-year-old had not yet ...

  4. No need to wait like sheep for leadership on climate change

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... impact on our daily lives. Conceit, complacency, ignorance and politics have created enormous excess and wastefulness that many people regard- somewhat ostentatiously- as hallmarks of modern, ...

  5. Catering industry calls for hefty cut in alcohol duty

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... launched a poster campaign calling for lower duties. All major political parties backed the call, Mr Cheung said. Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen, who will deliver his budget speech ...

  6. HK's muddled identity

    Posted Jul 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What is Hong Kong- 'The trendiest region in the pan-Pearl River Delta area', or 'Asia's World City'? This question emerges from our city's promotion in the delta expo in Chengdu. Share your views: write to us ...

  7. All benefiting from boom, says economist

    Posted May 08th 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Wages on the rise and jobs growing: government chief The government economist has countered claims that the economic recovery has yet to penetrate down to the grassroots. Kwok Kwok-chuen yesterday said most wages were on the rise and job oppo ...

  8. Why push to the limit?

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... return of Hong Kong to China. For all the pre-handover hype, 1997 marked a false return, a trickery made respectable by Deng's political ingenuity of sovereignty over territory, ... economic and social integration. No, I have not forgotten that central to Deng's vision is a firewall against political integration by allowing us to keep parts of our colonial heritage. ...

  9. Cadres put their partners on graft watch

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... evidence that the authorities took fighting corruption seriously. 'When the press becomes a political propaganda tool; when an independent judiciary means [a threat] to the party's ...

  10. Security stepped up ahead of congress

    Posted Feb 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing yesterday banned hot-air balloons and aerial performances over the capital and tightened security at bus and train stations ahead of the National People's Congress. Dissidents were also being harassed in the lead-up to the annual meetings, starting next week, of the NPC and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. 'The national security ...




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